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In search of the Devon Whitebeam

May 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Few places still left …. May:    

In search of the Devon Whitebeam      

The Devon Whitebeam grows wild in only four places in the world – Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and Ireland. A truly special species, it can reproduce without fertilisation, creating seeds that are perfect genetic copies of itself. This has resulted in pockets of clone trees that are found (wild) nowhere else.

Join us on for our Branscombe coastal woodlands walk, for a chance to discover some remarkable trees and look for the elusive whitebeam that’s so special to Devon – guided by tree expert and enthusiast Graham Jones. Click on this link to book:  Devon Whitebeam walk   


June:    Meadow Magic strolls – Guided walks in wildlife to get close to nature

Throughout the month of June, the Grey Long-eared Bat Project is inviting people to join their ‘Meadow Magic’ strolls –  guided walks, for the chance to enjoy some time in nature and to learn why wildflower meadows are so important to our endangered wildlife.

The walks will visit four different meadows in East Devon and just over the border in Dorset, exploring the habitat that is vital to the future of the grey long-eared bat. The events are part of the grey long-eared bat project’s work to increase meadow restoration and encourage bat-friendly wildlife gardening in local communities. The walks will be led by wildlife experts and at a leisurely pace giving everyone time to stop and enjoy wildflowers such as orchids, yellow rattle, scabious, and other traditional meadow flowers.


Meadow Magic Stroll, Bolshayne Farm, nr Colyton

Saturday 5 June, 2.00pm – 3.30pm


Meadow Magic Stroll, Hogchester Meadows, nr Charmouth

(Fundraising for Edith’s Hope, a Ugandan farming project – £4/adult, £1 child suggested donation)

Thursday 10 June 6.30pm – 8.00pm


Meadow Magic Stroll, Lucehayne Cottage Meadow, Widworthy

Sunday 13 June 2.00pm – 3.30pm


Meadow Magic Stroll, Golden Cap Estate meadows, Charmouth

Saturday 19 June 2.00pm – 4.00pm


Free entry. Limited numbers, booking essential – to book please click on this link: Meadow Magic walks – Google Forms


The Grey Long Eared Bat project is funded through the governments Green Recovery Challenge Fund and is part of East Devon AONB’s Saving Special Species campaign for nature recovery of eight endangered species in the region.



Saving Special Species
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Branscombe Village Hall
Seaton, EX12 3DB
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